The Periodontal Examination

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Video 9090 1 January 30, 2012
Temple University


A video media file (approximately 20 minutes) presenting elements of the periodontal examination with presentation notes and presentation slides.


Khocht A. The Periodontal Examination. MedEdPORTAL; 2012. Available from:

Contains Information Suitable for Patient Education

Educational Objectives

  1. To know the evaluation steps involved in a periodontal examination.
  2. To know the clinical factors used to assess gingival/periodontal status.
  3. To know the difference between periodontal pocket depth and attachment level.
  4. To know how intra-oral radiographs are used to assess periodontal status.


  • Periodontium (MeSH), Periodontal Examination, Gingival Status, Intra-Oral Radiographs


  • Dental
    • Assessment, Diagnosis & Treatment
    • Clinical Exam
    • Periodontics

Competencies Addressed

  • Medical
    • Medical Knowledge
  • Dental
    • Patient Care

Academic Focus

  • Clinical Sciences
    • Clinical Exam
    • Clinical Skills/Doctoring

Professional Interest

  • Oral Health

Intended Audience

  • Professional School
    • Dental Student

Instructional Methods

  • Lecture

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